Video Walls vs Projector Systems

When deciding between video walls vs projector systems, there are a number of factors to consider. The best audio visual solution for you will depend on what, where and how you intend upon using it. Both video walls and projector systems have their benefits and drawbacks, so it is important to understand the differences so that you can choose the best option for your needs and your budget. In this article we explore the differences between the two systems and what value each of them offer in different contexts.

What is the difference between video walls vs projector systems?

A video wall is a large-scale screen or a grid of multiple display screens that function to display a united video across a wall panel that is usually remotely controlled.

A video projector is a separate piece of equipment that projects video onto a wall from either the back of the room or a ceiling mount. The main differences between the two involve the following factors.

Display Visibility

LED/LCD video walls offer greater visibility than projector systems. They are their own direct source of light, so the picture they produce is brighter and more crisp. Projectors, on the other hand, transmit the light to a wall or projection screen that reflects the picture, so they tend to produce less vivid and lower contrast video quality. Projector systems also require low light settings to display a great picture, whereas video walls are mostly unaffected by light or setting. For outdoor settings and where longer range visibility is required, a video wall is the clear choice.

Display Energy Consumption

Video walls tend to have high energy demands as each individual screen requires power. The bigger the video wall, the higher the energy consumption. Projector systems have much lower energy requirements – roughly 10 times less compared to video walls! If you prefer to save on energy costs, a projector system is an excellent choice.

Display Versatility

Since video walls are typically very lightweight, they can be easily dismantled and transported. They are generally quick and easy to set up and get started, and they can also come in different shapes and sizes depending on the setting. Projector systems are less versatile because they need to be set up within close proximity to a wall and, for optimal visibility, require a projector screen to be set up or at the very least a blank, white wall. Another drawback to projector systems in this regard is that things like light fixtures or even furniture between the projector and the wall can obstruct the image.

Cost of Video Walls vs Projection Systems

Modern video wall systems range in price but are typically about 20% more expensive than projectors due to the technology and hardware requirements. Since LCD/LED video walls have more intricate technology and multiple assets, the price of maintenance is also multiplied in the event that something breaks. The cost of a video wall system has markedly reduced in recent times, but if you are on a budget, a projector system may be an affordable solution, with a wide range of high quality options on the market.

Are you ready for a whole new dimension of audio visual display?

With so many different options for video walls and projector systems available, it can be overwhelming to know which to choose. The team at 13001comms have the experience and the knowledge required to source, install and configure video walls and projector. We can help you select the perfect solution for your needs. Contact our friendly team on 1300 126 667 today or use our online contact form to find out more.

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